2016 Hermitage Rouge, La Chapelle, Domaine Jaboulet (6 x Bottle)

France Rhone North Rhone

Sourced from the granitic western portion of the appellation, the 2016 Hermitage La Chapelle features mouthwatering aromas of black olives and charred beef. It's full-bodied and creamy-velvety in texture, incredibly lush without being overtly fruity. In fact, it's largely savory, with elegant shadings of leather and spice on the long, silky finish. Yet despite being delicious now, this still has the granite backbone to age through 2040.

£167.00 Bottle
£695.00 per case (6 x Bottle)

2016 Hermitage Rouge, La Chapelle, Domaine Jaboulet (6 x Bottle)

Sourced from the granitic western portion of the appellation, the 2016 Hermitage La Chapelle features mouthwatering aromas of black olives and charred beef. It's full-bodied and creamy-velvety in texture, incredibly lush without being overtly fruity. In fact, it's largely savory, with elegant shadings of leather and spice on the long, silky finish. Yet despite being delicious now, this still has the granite backbone to age through 2040.

France Rhone North Rhone
Producer Paul Jaboulet Aine
Sub-Region North Rhone
Region Rhone
Country France
Grape Variety Syrah
Vintage 2016
Colour Red
Style Full, Dry, Powerful

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Vinous

Inky ruby. Intensely perfumed aromas of black and blue fruit preserves, exotic spices, cured tobacco, olive and potpourri are given vivacity by a smoky mineral nuance. Fresh and expansive in the mouth, displaying deeply concentrated boysenberry and cherry liqueur flavors, along with suggestions of candied violet, star anise and bitter chocolate. The floral and mineral notes return on the strikingly long, penetrating finish, which features harmonious tannins and a sweet touch of candied licorice.

96 Points / Drinking 2028 - 2038

By Josh Raynolds / September 2019

Robert Parker Wine Advocate

Sourced from the granitic western portion of the appellation, the 2016 Hermitage La Chapelle features mouthwatering aromas of black olives and charred beef. It’s full-bodied and creamy-velvety in texture, incredibly lush without being overtly fruity. In fact, it’s largely savory, with elegant shadings of leather and spice on the long, silky finish. Yet despite being delicious now, this still has the granite backbone to age through 2040.

96 Points / Drinking 2020 - 2040

By Joe Czerwinski / October 2018